There are 3 macronutrients (nutrients our bodies use in large amounts) in the foods we eat: Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein.
Protein stands out from all the macronutrients because it is the only macronutrient that our bodies don't store! Well if it isn't stored, what does it do...
When we consume protein foods, our body breaks them down into amino acids (building blocks that when put together create different proteins)! Those amino acids are then used to rebuild new proteins that are found around our body. Protein is found all over our body in places such as hair, skin, nails, muscles, bones, cartilage, red blood cells, enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and are needed for nearly all cellular tasks in the body.
With all of that being said: Our body can not function properly without proper protein intake! Adequate protein intake supports metabolism, immune function, blood sugar control, satiety, a healthy weight, & athletic performance. The more you move/ the more active you are - the more protein your body needs to support you!
Some protein sources for you to keep your body replenished with protein are:
Be sure to check out try the NEW! PB Dough Bites for a great protein filled snack/dessert recipe under the "Recipe" tab!
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